A few months ago, before Donald Trump left the White House, his administration blacklisted Xiaomi. Unlike the list that removes components from Huawei, this list is a Ministry of Defense list of “Chinese Communist Military Companies”. “”
This move had no impact on the supply chain or access to Google services, but it robbed Xiaomi of US investment. Of course, the Chinese manufacturer reacted quickly and brought the case to the American judiciary.
Xiaomi won its first victory two months ago after a federal judge temporarily ordered the manufacturer to withdraw from this list. And today we learn that the US government and Xiaomi have reached an agreement that allows the manufacturer to be permanently removed from this list.
Finally negotiations between the US and Xiaomi
According to Bloomberg, a court file shows that the two parties have reached an agreement that will allow the dispute to be resolved without further contestation. If this news has already had an impact on Xiaomi’s crap campaign in Hong Kong, no announcement has currently been made by either the Ministry of Defense or Xiaomi. The two sides are reportedly negotiating the details of this Avord and are expected to come up with a joint proposal by May 20th.
But in any case, Xiaomi has always denied the allegations it was subjected to during the Donald Trump era. “Xiaomi has obeyed the law and worked in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which it operates. The company recalls that it offers products and services for civil and commercial use. The company confirms that it is not owned, controlled by or affiliated with the Chinese army and that it is not a “communist Chinese military company” as defined by the NDAA, “the manufacturer said after hearing from the Trump administration had been blacklisted.
Xiaomi he will distance himself from Android
In any case, this news comes as a rumor circulates that Xiaomi could distance itself from the Android operating system and move closer to Huawei. As you may already know, Huawei is developing an operating system to compete with Android and it is called Harmony OS.
Rumor has it that Harmony OS will soon be out of beta. And this would already be of interest to Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, who could use this operating system instead of Android, at least for models sold in China. Huawei plans to support the Qualcomm Snapdragon and Mediatek chips (used by these manufacturers) with its operating system.
In China, using a mobile operating system made in China could be seen as a patriotic gesture and serve as a selling point. In addition, these manufacturers would reduce their dependency on the Google operating system. But at the moment these rumors must of course still be viewed with extreme caution.
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